The Other Great Depression: How I'm Overcoming, on a Daily Basis, at Least a Million Addictions and Dysfunctions and Finding a Spiritual (Sometimes) Life

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9781597772105: The Other Great Depression: How I'm Overcoming, on a Daily Basis, at Least a Million Addictions and Dysfunctions and Finding a Spiritual (Sometimes) Life

At the age of 44, renowned comedian Richard Lewis found himself on a gurney in the ER, toxic with alcohol, and hallucinating from excess cocaine use. The same neuroses and dysfunctions that had been the basis for his successful stage persona and inspired his best material had, it seemed, turned on him. How he got there, how he finally got on the road to recovery, and how he copes with being Richard Lewis sober on a daily basis are the subjects of this very funny, deeply honest, inspiring, but very untreacly book. USA Today called it candid and inspirational.... A journey through Lewis' personal Inferno to eventual salvation.

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Richard Lewis is a stand-up comedian who appears on the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm. He is often spoken of by top journalists in the same breath as Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Jimi Hendrix, and even Franz Kafka.

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Starred Review. This stunning autobiography by comedian Lewis is an intriguing account of his dysfunctional career and addictive personality, focusing particularly on his drug and alcohol problems. Lewis narrates with the same unsentimental, straightforward, and hilarious manner that he does on stage, though much of the story is far from funny. The result is an incredibly candid discussion about the demons of abuse that have plagued the celebrated career of this self-deprecating comedian. Lewis's inspiring message and clear-cut voice make for addictive listening. A Public Affairs paperback (Reviews, Jan. 1, 2001). (Aug.)
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